Monday, October 14, 2013 7:48 pm
Cholera kills 1, sickens 158 in 5 Mexican states
The Associated Press
Health Secretary Mercedes Juan says one person died in the central state of Hidalgo, where 145 of the cases have been reported.
Juan said Monday the illness has also been detected in Veracruz, San Luis Potosi, Mexico City and neighboring Mexico state.
The secretary says the source of the disease in Hidalgo state seems to be a river into which sewage water drains. She says communities nearby use it as a source of fresh water.
Cholera is a waterborne disease that can kill quickly through severe dehydration, but is treatable if detected in time.